PVC Malaysia to shut 150,000 tonne/year Kerteh plant on 24 August

14 August 2012 10:43  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--PVC Malaysia is scheduled to shut its 150,000 tonne/year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Kerteh in Terengganu state on 24 August for turnaround, a company source said on Tuesday.

The maintenance will last for roughly one month, the source said.

The PVC plant shutdown coincides with the turnaround at an upstream vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) facility operated by Vinyl Chloride Malaysia (VCM SB) at the site.

VCM SB plans to restart the VCM unit on 1 October.

PVC supply in the region is anticipated to be tight, which will provide upward support on prices, market sources said.

PVC Malaysia and VCM SB are subsidiaries of Malaysia’s state-owned energy firm PETRONAS.

By: Feliana Widjaja
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